Saturday, November 19, 2005

Just another pity, just another shame - Just Another Train

I've learned that I have little tolerance for self-pity. It's a horrible character flaw. Some are victims of circumstance. Others create their own pile of troubles and do nothing to dig their way out. For the vicitms, I have compassion. The others, almost disgust. I hate feeling that emotion but it exists. I don't know what's more depressing - watching someone self-destruct or lacking full compassion for them. It seems I can't do one without the other. But I need to find a new perspective.

8 Comments:

Blogger Justin Kreutzmann said...

self-pity is never very pretty.

12:56 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Of all the emotions in the human spectrum, I have always maintained that self-pity is the only one that is absolutely useless.

It delays getting out of a problem and into a solution.

2:17 PM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

I find that most people who are in truly difficult situations don't pity themselves while those who just like to complain pity themselves freely.

Basically if your situation is bad enough you are too concerned with fixing it to waste your time complaining.

7:46 PM  
Blogger B said...

perceptives can changes....maybe they should change, from time to time...who really knows-

change can be good.

hope all is well.

peace,

ben

1:40 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

If there is temporary self-pity while seeking to attract the attention of others in hope that they will offer advice, fine. But if that advice is never taken, and the attention is still sought, then that person has a serious problem and should be ignored. Prayer for, but otherwise ignored.

5:23 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Sometimes we just have to accept that the only thing we can truly control in this universe is ourselves.

10:23 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

AMEN!

10:38 PM  
Blogger karma said...

leave them to their own devices, i would think

10:53 AM  

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